Nigerian chef, Hilda Bassey Effiong, popularly known as Hilda Baci has broken the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours.
Hilda broke the record which was previously held by Indian chef, Lata Tondon on Monday morning at 7:45 am.
Tondon had made meals for 87 hours, 45 minutes and 00 seconds.
The chef, who targets a 93 hours cooking marathon, has spent at least 87 hours showcasing her culinary skills using various local and intercontinental recipes to put Nigeria on the global culinary map.
Over the last four days, the 27-year-old has made delicacies from Nigerian cuisines with over 110 meals.
Hilda has been cooking nonstop since 4 p.m. on Thursday, 11 May, and plans to keep cooking till 4 p.m. on Monday to reach her record goal of 96 hours.
The attempt also saw Hilda take an hour break in-between every 12 hours of cooking.
The four-day cooking marathon, which began on Thursday at 4 p.m., featured celebrity visitations from Tiwa Savage, Banky and Adesua Wellington, Teni the entertainer, Spyro, Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu, networking, games and brand activations.
The Cook-a-thon is an attempt by the actress and TV producer who has shown her culinary skills on various Television Cook shows and represented Nigeria at the Jollof Faceoff Competition in 2021, emerging as the winner.